Coal-fired power plants in Indiana are balancing federal demands with business pressures in a number of ways.
Bill author Rep. David Wolkins has been working to pass versions of this legislation for four years.
The bill passed the Senate only after significant changes.
As it stands, IDEM would report plans for stricter rules and be barred from enacting them until the General Assembly has a chance to review them.
Given the amount of time it takes to go through appeals court, it is unlikely that the case will make it to the Supreme Court before Justice Scalia is replaced.
The bill now simply requires IDEM to inform the legislature each year on new rules it’s developing and enacting.
By many accounts, utility companies haven’t been scrambling to comply with the proposed regulations.
The Environmental Protection Agency will release its recommendations for the amount of ethanol that is blended into gasoline in coming days.
The EPA’s new power plant rule aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the Hoosier State by about 28 percent by 2030.
Indiana University economists say Indiana will see modest economic growth next year; the Hoosier State and 22 others filed another challenge to an EPA rule.